Portugal signed in 9 bilateral film coproduction treaties (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe). Another one with Israel was signed recently and negotiations with China and India are under way.
Besides, Portugal is a Party in the Council of Europe Convention on Cinematographic Coproduction and in the Iberoamerican Coproduction Agreement.
This means that working with Portuguese partners opens doors to possible coproductions with more than 50 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.
The ICA manages more than twenty grant schemes. These support schemes include: development (film and TV); production (film and TV), distribution, exhibition, festivals, film literacy, promotion, etc. Film production support includes feature and short films, documentaries, animation, minority coproductions and coproductions with Portuguese speaking countries.
90% or more of the available amount for film production is granted on a selective basis, including a specific support programme for first/second films by new directors.
Yearly budget (2017) for the subsidy schemes: ca. € 18.5 million.